At this site, you’ll find mixed media art, including art journaling, art collages, mixed media art, fabric art, decor, and my blog about living creatively and authentically.
I’m Aisling D’Art, and this website – Aisling.net – has been online since… well, practically forever.
This site started in the 1990s at GeoCities’ Soho community, back in the Stone Age of the ye olde Interwebs.
My earliest online works were paintings of sunrises, and my torn-paper collages.
Since then, I’ve posted hundreds of articles and examples of handmade and homemade art. Most include how-to ideas with some examples.
All of my articles are about making art, art journaling, and living an authentic, creative life.
In 2020, I decided to reorganize this site and relaunch it. But, even with others’ help, it seemed too daunting. So, I put it to one side.
Then, on my (September 2022) birthday, I realized: As the slogan says, just do it.
Juggling various projects, I’m updating a bunch of my art-related articles. Adding graphics you can actually see, even on a phone.
I’m also integrating articles from ArtistsJournals.com, because… well, I’m still not sure why – over two decades ago – I decided to spin-off that topic. (Really, art journaling has been central to my life, and part of my most personal art.) You’ll also find articles from my old Wild Art Dolls Yahoo!Group (and my related website).
Meanwhile, for nearly two decades, this current site has been my main digital “home.”
And, even ~25 years later, I love that I can return here and – within seconds – I’m smiling.
I’m having fun re-energizing this site.
I hope you’ll enjoy it, too.
Here’s what I’d said about my art, back in 2000. (Current links will arrive soon. I’m working on them!)
Art? Weird and wild art? Absolutely, that’s what I create…
Here are a few recent samples:
- Artistamps, art on faux postage. In other words, fake stamps to place on envelopes (and elsewhere), featuring art. Sometimes very strange art.
- Collage and assemblage: Art dolls, shrines, Bantock-inspired work, and more.
- Teal Magick, an art/fetish doll
About my name…
The reason I launched this site as “Aisling D’Art” was because – in the early days of the Internet – not many women were online. Smart ones didn’t use their real names.
“Aisling” is a family name, and has significance in Irish history. The D’Art surname gave me a sense of privacy.
Later, I realized “Aisling D’Art” suited me, so I’ve adopted it for workshops, etc., too. If you see me in real life and call out “Hey, Aisling!” I’ll probably answer. I’m that accustomed to the name now.
However, my real-life name is Eibhlin, pronounced “Eileen.” (It’s said different ways in different parts of Ireland. Then again, most words and names are. It’s that kind of country.)
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